Rapture, Blister, Burn
Heated discussion and hearty laughter are sure to result from Rapture, Blister, Burn, Gina Gionfriddo's white-hot new play, which The New York Times called "Intensely smart and immensely funny." Twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Gionfriddo -- whose recent TV work includes writing for the Emmy-nominated Netflix series House of Cards -- has crafted a play that makes audiences howl and critics swoon. Rapture, Blister, Burn centers on Catherine, a rockstar feminist academic, who returns home to take care of her elderly mother. There, she encounters an old flame and an "ex" best friend who seem to be excelling at the kind of conventional life Catherine rejected. But first impressions can be very deceiving. This Arizona premiere explores how the lives of women have (and have not) changed, presenting a twisted view of feminism ... or feminism with a new twist.